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Roger Federer surprised by Andy Murray’s speedy recovery

Roger Federer surprised by Andy Murray’s speedy recovery

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LONDON -- Roger Federer didn't expect Andy Murray to be this far along in his recovery from injury, but says he knows the Briton still has some way to go before returning to competitive action. Murray said he is aiming to reach 100 percent first, but has set his sights on playing at the Brisbane International and then the Australian Open in the new year.Murray, 30, has not featured on the tour since Wimbledon, and while he was relatively competitive at the All England Club, he was battling a hip problem throughout. "Definitely he can move better, he can serve better," was the up-to-date judgment of Federer, who faced Murray in an exhibition match for charity in Glasgow last week and said he has missed him on the tour. "We know all these things. For a start, I think it was quite e...
It’s all good for Roger Federer heading into ATP Tour semifinals

It’s all good for Roger Federer heading into ATP Tour semifinals

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  So this edition of the ATP World Tour Finals was supposed to be remembered as the moment when all those predictions of a changing of the guard came to pass, eh? Not so fast, bub. True, five of the nine players (we're including Pablo Carreno Busta, who stepped in to replace injured Rafael Nadal) were World Tour Finals newbies. Six of the nine were 26 years old or younger. Grigor Dimitrov, a semifinalist in London, has patiently borne the nickname "Baby Fed" since he was a teenager, waiting for this moment to come. Story Continues
ICYMI at The ATP Tour Finals: Federer not ruling out Davis Cup

ICYMI at The ATP Tour Finals: Federer not ruling out Davis Cup

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Just when we thought Roger Federer couldn't possibly achieve anymore with his career, the 36-year-old admitted to the press room on Thursday that he wasn't ruling out future Davis Cup and Olympic action. In his postmatch news conference -- after beating Marin Cilic in three sets to secure his 14th semifinal place in 15 appearances at the ATP Tour Finals -- Federer said "I haven't officially retired from the Davis Cup" though he admitted the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were a bit far ahead to be thinking about. However, he didn't rule out the possibility, either. This could mean that we see Federer competing for the Olympic singles gold medal -- one of the few accolades he has yet to win throughout his career -- nearing his 40s. We can only dream ... Story Continues